Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sliding into 2013

Jan. 1, Spring City, Pa. – Wherever you are, whether you’re plunging headlong over a fiscal cliff or shambling blindly into another day of uncertain hopes and incalculable fears, we send our sincere wishes for a Happy New Year. Whatever … Continue reading

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Uvalde and beyond

Dec. 8 – We departed Del Rio after wrestling with the customary start-and-stop indecision about which way to proceed next. Ultimately we opted to stay on 90 east as far as Uvalde, where we’d begin our descent toward McAllen and … Continue reading

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Flashback: Del Rio, Texas

Dec. 8, Del Rio, Texas – We drove through limestone road cuts right out of the desert and into Del Rio, the biggest metropolis we’d seen since leaving El Paso on Tuesday evening. The border here, which crosses the Rio … Continue reading

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East of the Pecos

Dec. 8 – We stopped on the east side of the bridge across the Pecos, where Roy Bean held no sway, and drove to the little park area overlooking the spot where the Pecos empties into the Rio Grande. Then … Continue reading

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Langtry, Texas, Feb. 21, 1896: Prizefight in the Rio Grande

Dec. 8, Langtry, Texas – Before bidding adieu to Langtry, we drove just south of the post office, past old Roy’s hanging tree, and parked the behemoth. We got out and clambered about the rocks, where we enjoyed an excellent … Continue reading

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Langtry: Judge Roy Bean, Law West of the Pecos

Dec. 8, Langtry, Texas – Last night after the Rio Bravo debacle we made a proper getaway from Big Bend country. First we stopped at the Terlingua Café on Texas 118 to get gas and use the restroom. As I … Continue reading

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Bienvenidos, bitches

Dec. 7, Terlingua, Texas –  Flush in the aftermath of our delightful run-in with Stan the tarantula man, we drove headlong into “The Ghost Town of Terlingua.” Not to be blithely dismissive, especially without the benefit of rigorous investigation, but … Continue reading

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